Young Hannah Connover is implanted with an egg from the Brood, an alien race that has ravaged humanity for years. After Jean Grey shares a nightmare with Hannah, the X-Men must save the Connover family from the strange effects of Hannah’s implantation. Have the X-Men underestimated the power of the Brood?
Hannah Connover has been implanted with a Brood Queen egg for some time and has been performing acts of healing in her family's traveling religious tent show. Jean Grey shares a nightmare with her and alerts Professor X to send the X-Men. The X-Men have a particular interest in saving her and her family because her father, Pastor William Connover is a husband rights activist.
Meanwhile the Brood Empress sends her Brood assassins to kill Hannah.
The X-Men arrive and Wolverine wants to kill Hannah, while Bishop postulates that she could change the Brood race's ways since there were friendlier Brood in his time.